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find and replace in perl

by torres09 (Acolyte)
on Jun 24, 2013 at 05:40 UTC ( #1040360=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
torres09 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I am working with text file and it looks like "5300;; val ;; ;;6;; 1;; 1;; -50;; 50;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;;"

and I just want to replace ;; with comma , how can i do it

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Re: find and replace in perl
by prashantktyagi (Scribe) on Jun 24, 2013 at 05:46 UTC
    $string =~ s/$pattern/$replace/g

      can't we do the find and replace operation via perl on the entire text file , without taking it into an array

      like say find and replace on a file handler . sorry I am new to perl , so I don't have a lot of command on it

        perl -pi.bak -e 's/pattern/replace/g' filename.txt


        sorry I am new to perl

        :) I read perlintro every day, and I'm very old to perl :)

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